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being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day, malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the president's ceremonial swearing-in, witnessed by as many as a million people. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his political message was crystal clear. a full-throated embrace of progressi
your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his political message was clear, progressive policies along with a directive for leaders that define us as
grown up over the past four years. sasha and malia handle all the attention with real grace. and they'll spend their critical teen years inside the white house. our lisa sylvester is here with more on that. that would be tough for anyone, but it looks like they're going to be able to handle it, right, lisa? >> you are absolutely right, kate. we have certainly seen first children before, chelsea and the bush twins, but sasha and malia are considerably younger than the bush twins or chelsea was when their fathers were president. sasha was only in second grade when president obama was first elected, and malia will spend her formative years 10 through 18 living in the white house. that is quite a bubble to grow up in. >> malia obama and sasha obama. >> reporter: there aren't many 11 and 14-year-olds who walk out to a crowd of millions. but for malia and sasha, this is just a part of their lives. the girls have changed on the outside since the first inauguration, but more than that, there's a newfound grace and poise, and something else, a sense of normal. it shows in moments like these. m
from their daughters sasha and malia, who appear to be riding in this motorcade along with their grandmother, marion robinson, who is the mother, of course, of michelle obama, wolf. >> brianna, stand by for a moment. i want to keep these pictures up if we can, also pictures from the capitol. we are here on the united states capitol. we're awaiting the arrival of the president. should be coming up soon. kate balduan is here, david gergen is here. the day is enormous. whether you're a democrat or republican, you feel it from where we are. >> you sure do. it's a gorgeous day. it's brisk, but it's not freezing. the sun is gleaming on the capitol. you have these throngs of people. you can look all the way down the mall and see them. it's not as big as last time, but when you compare it to other inaugurations of other presidents, this is still a massive inauguration. there's a feeling in the air, once you get past security, people are just happy to be here. they have a sense this is history. they want to put aside the fights of the moment. >> at least today. >> at least toda
tonight, in washington the first lady and daughters sasha and malia opened the inauguration weekend honoring the children of military families. it starred katy perry. [ music ] >> usher and the cast of glee also performed, but it was michelle obama's hair do is what folks were talking about. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great and when i think about who we are, when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> today was also something called gun appreciation day. thousands of gun advocates gathering across the country to rally against the president's proposals to reduce gun violence. >> too many in this country have been silent too long. we cannot -- we cannot -- we cannot be silent any longer. those 20 beautiful children who lost their lives in newtown are no longer able to speak for themselves. we have to speak for them. >> trying to outlaw certain black guns because they'
address to take place, we believe they are here at the white house right now. we have a good look at sasha obama, the youngest daugt e of the oobamas today after the swearing in took place and she looked at her dad and said, you didn't mess it up. he said i didn't, and it was a cute moment there. and there was a candlelight session that took place here, and tomorrow the ceremonies really pick up, and the first family will be 100 yards from where i am standing at the reviewing stand and they will be watching the parade as it passes and the inaugural planners will be hoping that the weather holds, because it is a spectacular day in the 60 compared to temperatures in the teens and windchills in the 40s a four years ago. and that is not the case here. the president and the family will walk over to the st. john's church and the church of the president as it is so often known for the first family before the inaugural swearing in and then the parade and then the ball, and ten of them four years ago, but just two, and still pretty good ones this time around. >> peter alexander from the white house
's family, and michelle obama and their children, sasha and malia will be at his side. to david gregory, monday's fights will be the same as friday's fights. but does he deposit for political capital here today? >> i think he does. he's very confident, a second-term president. i think a lot of what we'll hear tomorrow, lester, is about economic restoration. he came into office amid financial ruin. he really wants to lead that restoration and has argued that he needs a second term to accomplish that. people want to see jobs. they want to see economic growth. that's really going to occupy a lot of his time. >> david gregory, thanks. the president about to step into the blue room at the white house followed by chief justice roberts and his family. this will be very businesslike. we don't expect any remarks before or after. and here comes the chief justice now. and we should see the president stepping in momentarily along with his family and a very few invited guests. again, it will be a very businesslike, formal and official swearing-in of the president for his second term. let's watch and
of the presidents. he was joined by first lady michelle obama and their daughters malia and sasha as well as vice president biden, his wife jill and members of their family. afterward at the white house, they hosted a bipartisan group of congressional leaders for coffee and then the president began the drive down pennsylvania avenue. all the while lawmakers, other dignitaries and celebrities filled the seats on the west front of the capital. they included former presidents jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn and bill clinton accompanied by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair o
. also caught on camera, the first family acting like a typical american family, with malia and sasha obama snapping pictures of each other, laughing, and in the finest tradition of children anywhere, egging their parents on. then the inaugural balls. four years ago, there were ten. last night, there were just two. the first lady wore a red gown by designer jason wu to the commander in chief ball, the same designer she wore to the first inaugural. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. ♪ i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i
cited the president's daughters, sasha and malia, in an ad attacking the president as an elitist hypocrite on guns. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> joining me now is susan page, washington bureau chief for "usa today" and ron fournier, national correspondent and editorial director for the "national journal." good morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> so the president's children, doesn't matter, republican, democrat, are generally considered off-limits. ron, what do you make of this nra ad? >> they really blew it. this is an organization that has a lot of power and a lot of credibility and has a legitimate purpose in our society to protect the second amendment but why would you put out an ad like that that is false? the president is not opposed to security in the schools. he does no
hands with the people in the stands right now. with michelle obama, malia, sasha, michelle obama's mother, live with them in the white house. >> 800,000 is pretty good, more and then came out for ronald reagan, more than george w. bush. >> and it is the second inauguration, still larger than any other inauguration, except for his first. >> even with some of the disappointments, and the unfilled expectations, there is still a resonance, particularly with african-americans, the importance and significance of having barack obama as president. people are still coming out and supporting. we saw that last year in the election. 95% of african-americans voted for him. there is still a lot there attached to the meaning of having a first african-american becoming president of the united states. >> when you say you wish it would have been eight knowledge, the history of the building of this city, the nation's capital, washington, d.c., explain. >> psychologists tell us that acknowledging pain and suffering is a way to get past the trauma. until the country related knowledge as that this is
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